Stoke City have decided to accept an undisclosed bid from Southampton for defender John Halls.
Halls turned down Stoke's offer of a new contract
Former Arsenal trainee Halls, 23, joined Stoke in 2003 but rejected a new contract offer earlier this season.
Halls, who is currently sidelined through injury, has been given permssion to discuss terms with Saints.
Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes told the Potters website: "John made it clear he wanted to leave so we felt it was right to accept the offer."